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The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis by Elaine Morgan
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May 17, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, science, reviewed

We all have been taught in school that according to Darwin humans are related to apes ( actually, we share 98% of dna with chimpanzee ) but why are we so different? The regular evolution theory does try to answer this question but there's not a full explanation as of yet.

This book is an alternative theory which in a nutshell a proposition that what changed our predecessors was a different habiat - a marine habitat.Do you know for example that the only mammals with as much fat as humans are marine mammals? How did we start walking upright? This and many other questions are answered - or at least tried to be answered in Aquatic Ape Hypothesis.

This book is also easy to read - as an amateur treatment of the subject it's much more accessible to a person who never really read many biology books. Other theories are also introduced so there's something to learn even for those who disagree with the theory.

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